How Can I Delete My Airbnb Account and Make a New One?
Many people rent out their home on the digital rental marketplace Airbnb to make extra money. However, there are a lot of people who find that they no longer want to use the service or that they have disagreements with its policies. For these hosts, deleting their account and making a new one might be the best option.
Deactivating Your Airbnb Account is Not a Permanent Solution
In most cases, if you want to delete your account, you will have to contact Airbnb and explain why you want to do so. They will then ask you some questions and, if you are satisfied with their answer, they will officially delete your account and remove all of your information from the platform.
When deleting your Airbnb account, you will lose access to any existing reservations that you might have made on the platform. This can be a hassle, especially if you’re unsure whether or not the properties you have listed are still available.
You will also no longer have access to any reviews that you might have posted on the site or private messages that you might have sent to other hosts. These can be easily reactivated if you decide to return to Airbnb.
How Long Will My Listings Be Suspended After I Delete My Account?
Depending on the reason you have for deleting your Airbnb account, your listings will be suspended for up to 5 days or up to a few weeks or even permanently. The five-day suspension will see you lose your booking potential for a period of time, but this won’t prevent you from renting out your property or making future reservations.
Keep in mind that if you decide to delete your account, it’s important to download your Airbnb “personal data” file before you do so. This can help you to avoid any issues later on if you need to make an argument for why you need to remove your account.
Once you’ve downloaded your ‘personal data’, it is important to take steps to ensure that it is deleted correctly. The first step is to log into your account and go to the ‘Manage Your Data’ page on the website.
On the ‘Manage Your Data’ page, click on the link that reads ‘Request a copy of your personal data’. Once you have done this, you will receive a notification that your request has been processed and that your ‘personal data’ is being deleted.
If you have any questions about the process, feel free to contact our team and we will be happy to answer them for you.
You can also contact Airbnb by email or by phone, but note that it may take a few days for them to respond to your request and confirm the deletion of your account. You can also get in touch with them through the ‘Contact Us’ page on their website.
It is important to note that if you have already submitted a deletion request, it may take up to 60 days for your request to be processed. This is due to the fact that Airbnb need to verify your identity before they can officially delete your account and remove all of your data.